Paris Hilton was defended by ‘American Psycho’ author Bret Easton Ellis after she made controversial anti-gay remarks, EOnline is reporting. The writer unexpectedly said he’s in the socialite’s corner when it comes to her remarks that gay men are “disgusting” and “probably have AIDS.”
“I kind of agree with Paris Hilton,” Ellis tweeted over the weekend. He added that “As someone who has used Grindr? Paris Hilton isn’t that far off.” The author’s defense of Hilton comes after he caused his own controversy last month. He slammed ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ casting rumors that suggested gay actor Matt Bomer was being considered for the title role.
Hilton caused an outcry last week when her cab conversation with two of her friends about Grindr and gay men, which was accidentally recorded, was leaked. In the recording, the 31-year-old socialite could be heard saying, “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.” She then said she “would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You’ll like, die of AIDS.”
After receiving extensive backlash from her statements, Hilton issued an apology letter, which was posted on GLAAD’s website. In the letter, she said “I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families. Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know.”
Hilton’s publicist also released a statement to E! News, saying that the star meant “to express that it is dangerous for anyone to have unprotected sex that could lead to a life threatening disease.”
Written by: Karen Benardello